Careers

Aerospike was founded by two industry veterans who built a product to fit a need no one else could. They built the first data storage and management system with the ability to handle real-time big data at both blazing speed and high scale – with 100% uptime. (Yes, 100% uptime).

Top reasons why you should join us:

  • We dream audaciously big
  • We love tackling challenging problems and doing what’s never been done before
  • We’re solving a real frustration for hundreds of millions of people
  • We’re a collaborative and tight-knit team that strives for excellence
  • We’re energetic and passionate about what we do
  • We are passionate about ping pong!
Aerospike Team

We believe in enriching health and wellness with:

  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, life insurance & disability coverage
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Healthy catered lunches every day
  • Happy Hour Fridays with food, beer, wine and occasional surprises
  • Endless supply of beverages, healthy snacks and local organic produce
  • Professional grade espresso machine (we take velocity seriously!)
food at Aerospike

Open Positions

Engineering

Developer Evangelist (Mountain View, CA)

Test Infrastructure Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Test Development Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

DevOps Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Support Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Lead Support Engineer(Bengaluru, India)

Senior Release Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

Technical Writer (Mountain View, CA)

 

Sales

Senior Sales Engineer (Mountain View, CA)

Solutions Architect / Sr. Solutions Architect (Mountain View, CA, New York, NY and Bengaluru, India)

Sales Development Representative -Entry Level (Mountain View, CA)


Developer Evangelist (Mountain View, CA)

Databases are pointless if no one builds on them. You will be responsible for telling Aerospike’s story within developer communities, helping developers understand Aerospike’s power, and getting them to use the Aerospike database, share and contribute to the Aerospike community.

What you’ll do:

  • Spend half of your time building and half of your time writing and talking about what you did.
  • Get out there: post to mailing lists, attend meetups (evenings), help at hackathons.
  • Craft a developer experience for your community that is interesting and compelling.
  • Cultivate relationships with developers in our ecosystem and represent their needs.

You’re a good fit:

  • Outgoing, enjoy social occasions, enthusiastic, authentic.
  • Passionate about helping people build cool things.
  • Code chops: at least two years development experience in a software company, with full stack of architectural roles a big plus.
  • Community experience: you have contributed to a community, are well known within a technical community (from Big Data, Scientific Computing, Mobile Applications, a new programming language).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have done so publicly (e.g., conference speaker, blogger, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel (one week/month).

Show us something:

  • Bitbucket or GitHub repository
  • Slides or videos of a talk you gave
  • Documentation or technical blog post you created

If you are interested in this position, please email us your resume.


Test Infrastructure Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As a Test Infrastructure Engineer, you have the opportunity to automate the testing and improve the quality of Aerospike. You will be responsible for designing and implementing test automation infrastructure using Mesos, Docker, Virtual Machines and cloud hosting providers. You will enable software engineers to develop tests using frameworks you develop and maintain. You will empower release engineers with the a one-click build, test and release process. Your job is to accelerate product development by helping your teammates help themselves.

Test Infrastructure Engineers at Aerospike are focused on the automating the the most reliable, high performance, distributed database available.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and improve automated test infrastructure.
  • Develop and improve test frameworks for various programming languages.
  • Monitor and analyze problems in our tests, then assist software engineers in diagnosing and resolving issues.
  • Ensure release engineers are able to easily build, test and release software on the automated system.
  • Collaborate with software and support engineers to deploy Aerospike clusters to reproduce and analyze problems reported from field.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 3+ years of software development or software automation systems.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments.
  • Programming skills in one or more languages, including C, Go, Java or Python.
  • Scripting skills in Python, PERL or Shell.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Flexible, ‘do what needs to be done’ attitude.
  • Experience with continuous integration systems such as Hudson/Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, or similar.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Understanding of operating system concepts, networking and/or distributed systems.
  • Experience with either Ansible, Chef, Puppet or similar.
  • Experience with Docker and/or Mesos.

If you are interested in this position, please email us your resume and a cover letter.


Test Development Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As a Test Development Engineer, you have the opportunity to improve the quality of Aerospike. You will be part of an Engineering team, developing code rather than fixing or finding bugs. You will be responsible for designing and implementing tests that push the limits of Aerospike. You will bring Aerospike down to it’s knees and assist the development teams in improving the robustness of Aerospike. You will need to use your understanding of databases, distributed systems, networking and operating systems to develop test scenarios for Aerospike. Your tests will be run in an automated systems that developers will use to validate their changes.

Test Development Engineers at Aerospike focused on the hardest, most interesting aspects of delivering high quality software.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and maintain acceptance, integration and regression tests for Aerospike and related software.
  • Guide software developers in developing test cases to run in the automated test infrastructure.
  • Analyze and decompose a complicated software system and design a strategy to test this system.
  • Determine when components meet acceptable quality criteria and standards.
  • Monitor and analyze problems in our tests, then assist software engineers in diagnosing and resolving issues.
  • Collaborate with backend engineers and support engineers to perform root-cause analysis of problems reported from field.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related technical field.
  • 3+ years of software development or relevant work experience.
  • Ability to analyze a system and develop a test plan.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux environments.
  • Programming skills in C, Go, Java or Python.
  • Scripting skills in Python, PERL or Shell.
  • Understanding of operating system concepts, database fundamentals, networking and/or distributed systems.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills.
  • Flexible, ‘do what needs to be done’ attitude.

If you are interested in this position, please email us your resume and a cover letter.


Senior Distributed Systems Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Senior Distributed Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for all aspects of server product development, including understanding requirements from customers, designing and implementing key features, fixing bugs, ensuring quality by stringent testing and supporting the launch of the product in mission-critical deployments.

You are:

  • Used to dreaming in C
  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent problem solver who knows when to execute and when to ask for help – but more importantly – who thrives in finding efficient, creative solutions to complex problems in fast paced environments.
  • Successful in shipping and deploying products in large-scale environments with 3+ years of core industry software experience.
  • Savvy with core computer science concepts such as threading, concurrency, and operation systems.
  • Proficient at programming in C, and highly versant in at least one or more:
    Java, C#, Python, PHP, or equivalent.
  • Thrilled to get deeper into database theory, ACID model, distributed clustering systems, and high performance.

You will be:

  • Managing all aspects of server product development including:
    • Understanding requirements from customers.
    • Designing and implementing key features, fixing bugs, and ensuring quality with stringent testing.
    • Supporting the launch of the product in mission critical deployments.
  • Handling these fine details:
    • OLTP NoSQL database, in particular for high performance, low latency applications like real-time advertising.
    • Large scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
    • Designing and implementing techniques for new kinds of storage hardware such as SSDs.
  • In-memory and storage based indexing techniques.
    • Database access methods including related tools chain.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


DevOps Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike DevOps Engineer, you will be a member of a global team in charge of Operations and Customer Support for worldwide deployments in dozens of data centers with hundreds of servers.

You are:

  • Used to writing scripts to automate instead of doing manual task
  • An enthusiastic, self-motivated, independent problem solver who knows when to execute and when to ask for help – but more importantly – who thrives in finding efficient, creative solutions to complex problems in fast paced environments.
  • Successful in supporting applications that span multiple data centers.
  • Savvy about which open source tools to leverage and what to build in-house.
  • Packed with a useful bag of tricks for troubleshooting system and network issues.

You will be:

  • Managing all aspects of operations:
    • Qualifying new releases with functional tests.
    • Documenting task as you go.
    • Running performance benchmarks.
    • Developing monitoring scripts and run books using Puppet,Chef or Ansible
    • Guiding customers through new deployments.
    • 24×7 support for mission critical deployments.
  • Handling these fine details:
    • OOLTP NoSQL database, in particular for high performance, low latency applications like real-time advertising.
    • Large-scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed
      storage, etc.
    • 24×7 operations and high availability (on call/rotation)
    • Automated QA with continuous testing (occasionally).

You have:

  • Excellent knowledge of scripting language Perl, Python or Ruby (Python is highly preferred)
  • Over 3 years of operations experience in supporting 24×7 services with a scalable product that serves millions of actively subscribed users.
  • Excellent experience in scripting for monitoring/deployment using Puppet, Chef or Ansible to automate task/deployment/installs is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of monitoring and graphing systems like Nagios, Zabbix,Graphite, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling new deployments that contain dozens to hundreds of Linux based server systems.
  • Proven experience in deploying application servers through the full product life cycle including rolling upgrades on running services for millions of subscribers.
  • Knowledge in data center deployment (including multi OS environment set-up and management) is preferred.
  • Driven determination and demonstrative methods to hunt down difficult bugs in production systems using system logs and other run-time statistics.
  • Experience in working with counterparts in another time zone to provide 24X7 coverage.
  • Experience in being on an on-call rotation list for 2nd level operations support.
  • Experience in developing run books for use by 1st level operations support
  • Fluency in English.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Support Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Support Engineer, you will be part of a global team in charge of Customer Support for a wide range of Aerospike production deployments across cloud and bare metal environments. You will be responsible for handling and driving to resolution a variety of issues, from configuration to performance tuning.

You will be:

  • Working customer cases via web based ticketing system, email, voice and chat.
  • Keeping precise and detailed records in the ticketing system of all actions taken.
  • Escalating and routing appropriately to relevant SME while owning and monitoring the communication with the customer.
  • Analyzing logs and other monitoring data.
  • Providing input for tools that help diagnose and alleviate common issues.
  • Guiding customers through new deployments.
  • Regularly working flexible schedule and sharing on-call duties.
  • Capturing knowledge and writing thorough documentation for known issues and their resolutions.

You have:

  • 3+ years of work experience in a 24 x 7 technical customer service field, ideally with experience in:
    • Establishing and maintaining client / server environments, including troubleshooting configuration and networking issues.
    • Large-scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
  • Excellent technical, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Solid Linux operating system experience.
  • Ability to switch context efficiently between cases while staying proactive.
  • Comfortable being on week-end on-call duty approximately 1 day a month.
  • Ability to handle customer interactions with professionalism, empathy and diplomacy, in all situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to a variety of audiences with different technical levels.

Great if you also have:

  • Programming and/or scripting experience.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Knowledge in data center and cloud deployments.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Lead Support Engineer (Bengaluru, India)

As an Aerospike Lead Support Engineer, you will be part of a global team in charge of Customer Support for a wide range of Aerospike production deployments across cloud and bare metal environments. You will be responsible for leading and growing a team handling and driving to resolution a variety issues, from configuration to performance tuning as well as application development.

You will be:

  • Working customer cases via web based ticketing system, email, voice and chat.
  • Keeping precise and detailed records in the ticketing system of all actions taken.
  • Escalating and routing appropriately to relevant SME while owning and monitoring the communication with the customer.
  • Analyzing logs and other monitoring data.
  • Providing input for tools that help diagnose and alleviate common issues.
  • Guiding customers through new deployments.
  • Regularly working flexible schedule and sharing on-call duties.
  • Helping populate the knowledge base with articles and tutorials.
  • Leading and growing a team of Support Engineers, while providing a path to Subject Matter Expertise for team members, across areas like Client APIs, Storage Subsystems, Performance Tuning.

You have:

  • 5+ years of work experience in a 24 x 7 technical customer service field, ideally with experience in:
    • Establishing and maintaining client / server environments, including troubleshooting configuration and networking issues.
    • Large-scale distributed database architectures.
    • World-class distributed system technology including clustered system, distributed database, distributed computing, distributed storage, etc.
  • Experience in mentoring and developing team members.
  • An in depth understanding of technical support related KPIs.
  • Excellent technical, troubleshooting and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent Linux operating system troubleshooting skills.
  • Comfortable being on week-end on-call duty approximately 1 day a month.
  • Ability to handle customer interactions with professionalism, empathy and diplomacy, in all situations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to a variety of audiences with different technical levels.

Great if you also have:

  • Programming and/or scripting experience.
  • B.S. in Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Knowledge in data center and cloud deployments.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Senior Release Engineer (Mountain View, CA and Bengaluru, India)

As a Senior Release Engineer, you will:

  • Own, manage and execute our build and release process, for all Aerospike products.
  • Work closely with Product, Engineering and QE (both remote and local) to understand the various product requirements and architecture, correctly identify the release dependency and plan accordingly.
  • Develop efficient and easy-to-track build and release workflow, through stages from developer code completion, integration testing, release packaging and deployment.
  • Coordinate release through multiple venues, including customer website portal, Amazon Marketplace, Github, and language-specific repositories.
  • Communicate releases related activities to all the stake holders and take their feedback to improve the process.

You should have:

  • 7+ years of Software Engineering/Build and Release.
  • Broad technical skills. Full SDLC, some DevOps (desired).
  • Excellent collaboration skills, team oriented, and detail oriented.
  • Great scripting skill with python, bash or equivalent.
  • Experience with Linux environment a MUST. MacOS & Windows desirable.
  • Excellent understanding of tool chains for at least one of the following environment – Linux/C, Java, Node.js, PHP.
  • Experience with large scale open source projects desirable.
  • Experience with Git, Maven, NMP, GEM, or any other language/platform repository management environment.
  • Knowledge of packaging technologies (Debian, RPM’s, RedHat package management).

If you are interested in this position, please email us a resume and a coverletter explaining your background, along with a description in your words of what our product is and what type of things it would be used for.


Technical Writer (Mountain View, CA)

You will:

  • Be responsible for overall quality of Technical Documentation, including content creation, content delivery, and content management.
  • Develop documentation for software developers and system administrators.
  • Write, organize and update developer documentation, including API reference, FAQs, example code, and developer guides.
  • Write, organize and update operations documentation, including FAQs, knowledge base, operations guides, and tools reference.
  • Work with web designers and other content creators to integrate graphics or video, as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain internal documents and processes related to documentation.
  • Edit, clarify and proofread documents written by others, and coach non-writers on ways to improve their writing skills.
  • Learn complex technical information and communicate it in a readable, concise, and accurate manner.

You have:

  • BA/BS degree or 4 years of relevant work experience.
  • A passion for excellence and quality.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Proven ability to combine professional tone with technical accuracy and clarity.
  • Experience researching and writing complex documentation for developers and system administrators.
  • Experience with open source and/or proprietary development and documentation projects and technologies (e.g., Github, Apple Swift, Atlassian Confluence/Jira, Wikis, HTML, Markdown)
  • Ability to read, understand and write source code in one or more of the following languages: Java, C/C#, Python, Lua, Go, Python, Node.js, php, Perl, Erlang and/or Ruby.
  • Experience working with cross-functional (Engineering and Marketing) teams to create and deliver content.
  • Strong capability to work independently.
  • A temperament comfortable with ambiguity – able to set own goals and work with others to set priorities.
  • Familiarity with complex systems, such as databases (particularly NoSQL), Hadoop/Spark and distributed systems.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Senior Sales Engineer (Mountain View, CA)

With a high level of independent decision making capability and minimum supervision, the Senior Sales Engineer is responsible for driving the technical aspects of our sales processes. Duties include:

  • Directing the discussion of customer architectural goals and gap analysis.
  • Making technical sales presentations, including demos and white board talks.
  • Directing the technical aspects of responses to RFIs, RFPs, and RFQs.
  • Communicating with prospects, customers, partners and internal team members.
  • Driving the developing of new materials to support of sales opportunities.
  • Leading in internal meetings, as well as initial deployments and on-site trainings.
  • Developing prototype code and prototype architecture for customers
  • Onsite consulting on educating customers
  • Capturing customers need and wants

This position requires a Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, or related field and three (3) years of experience in job offered or in a technical sales or engineering related occupation.
Must have experience with:

  • Participating in the full enterprise software development life-cycle by providing recommendations for technical planning, improvements and features.
  • Selling Linux/UNIX based enterprise software / databases.
  • Generating at least $6 million in receipts.
  • Crafting technical responses to RFP, RFI, RFQ related to enterprise software and database
    products.
  • Developing and delivering sales presentations and trainings to technical audiences of 1 to 10.
  • Presenting and selling to CTO and VPs of Engineering.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Solutions Architect / Sr. Solutions Architect (Mountain View, CA, New York, NY and Bengaluru, India)

Aerospike is looking for a Solutions Architect as well as Senior Solutions Architect. We are well funded by tier-1 Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists who believe in the company, have faith in the segment and have been helping the business grow.

The senior/solutions architect is expected to have a deep understanding of programming environments like Java, PHP, Node.js, Ruby, Python, Golang, etc. You should have first hand demonstrable experience in multiple programming languages and have more than 7 years of progressive work experience. Plus you should be a fast learner picking up new frameworks and programming modules and libraries that come up in the respective programming environment. Previous experience working with Open Source environment is a must.

We also need high level of independent decision-making capability with minimum to no supervision. You will be responsible for customizing, architecting, and developing our proprietary data storage and management system product suite and integrating this product suite with other computer and hardware systems within our client’s environments. The critical job functions include: systems analysis, systems structures, architecture and development, testing configurations, and setting up base configurations.

Other duties include:

  • Gathering technical information, specifications and systems level architecture from customers.
  • Delivering full lifecycle implementations, with focus on the integration, installation, customization of policies, data staging, loads, transformations, & reporting.
  • Work with internal cross-functional team including development, quality assurance, support, sales, etc.
  • Work with early stage customer prospects, understanding their solutions requirements, help them develop their solutions with the criteria under which the solution will run optimally within their environment.
  • Develop procedural documentation of the workflow based on customer solution expectations, coordinate with the internal operations team to make sure the “use-cases” follow the best practices

The solutions architect/senior solutions architect is expected to be writing code and help customers get on-boarded with Aerospike’s client/server architecture. Your code will be either pushed open source or adapted by the customer or be embedded within Aerospike’s client modules.

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.


Sales Development Representative (Entry Level) (Mountain View, CA)

The Sales Development role is primarily responsible for producing qualified sales opportunities for Aerospike’s North American and International Sales Directors. The SDR creates sales opportunities by qualifying inbound inquiries from marketing and demand generation activities as well as cold calling prospects identified by sales directors & management, marketing and senior management at Aerospike.

You will have:

  • A four year college degree preferably Engineering or Business related
  • An interest in and knowledge of the database world or software
  • The ability to work onsite in Mountain View, CA
  • The ability to use common sales automation tools
  • Exceptionally strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional business acumen, good telephone presence, self starter and results driven personality
  • Excellent time management and prioritizing abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Willingness & ability to attend after work events no less than once a week

You will be:

  • Qualifying inbound inquiries from marketing and demand generation activities
  • Building a strong pipeline of sales opportunities for Sales Directors to deliver on sales targets
  • Meeting or exceeding monthly, quarterly and annual qualified sales opportunities targets
  • Conducting high level conversations with prospects ranging from junior level technology managers to senior executives
  • Identifying and targeting prospective customers by utilizing online resources such as social networks
  • Recording and reporting on all prospecting activities in Salesforce

If you are interested in this position, please email us a cover letter and resume.

Please Note: Principals only please. Agency resumes are not accepted and will be considered unsolicited resumes that are not subject to placement fees.